Meaning of “Mona Lisa” by Lil Wayne (featuring Kendrick Lamar)
“Mona Lisa” is a hip hop song by American rapper Lil Wayne. The song features fellow American hip hop recording artist Kendrick Lamar. The lyrics of the song basically see both rappers trading verses about the women in their lives. The song’s intro is taken care of by Lamar and the outro is handled by Wayne.
What is “Mona Lisa”?
It is a famous portrait of a smiling young woman by the iconic artist Leonardo da Vinci. The masterpiece is arguably the most famous painting of all time.
That said, in colloquial language, a “Mona Lisa” can also be used to refer to a young woman who is incredibly beautiful and charming. The term can also be used to refer to a woman who carries facial expressions that are difficult to read. Such women tend to hide a lot of secrets and can be pretty deceptive.
From the song, both Lamar and Wayne are clearly referring to the deceptive women in their respective lives as Mona Lisas.
Facts about the song “Mona Lisa”
- The track was co-written by Lil Wayne and Kendrick Lamar.
- American music producers Onhel and Infamous (Marco Rodriguez-Diaz). Infamous is a longtime collaborator of Wayne’s.
- The track saw its official released on September 28th, 2018. It is the 8th track on Wayne’s highly controversial twelfth studio album titled Tha Carter V. Although Tha Carter V was scheduled for release in 2014, it was released four years later. The delay was due to a major legal battle between Wayne and his former record label Cash Money Records. The album features a host of big stars such as the late XXXTentacion, Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott.
- Despite being released in September of 2014, the song first surfaced in 2014.
Is the first time that Lil Wayne has collaborated with Kendrick Lamar?
No. This isn’t the first time both rappers are working together. The pair first worked together on the song “Buy The World” which was released in 2014 by the rapper/producer Mike WiLL Made-It. That song also features rapper Future.
Does “Mona Lisa” have an official music video?
As of now, there isn’t any official music video for this track.